U.S. Foreign Policy: Formulation and Administration
Many political ideas which Americans take for granted were once new and controversial. This course reawakens some great debates which shaped our political hertiage. For example, most Americans now accept the U.S. Constitution as a mythic icon, but at the time of founding. The nation was even split as to whether it should be adopted. What were the criticisims leveled by the Constitution’s opponents, and were those criticism justified? To explore these and other questions, we will examine the European roots of American political thought, the debate over the Constitution, and post-constitutional develop- ments surrounding such issues as race, gender, and political economy.
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